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The Liberating Experience of Previous Socialist Revolutions 11.26.13
Date Tuesday November 26
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
On the Real - Liberating - Experience of Previous Socialist Revolutions - Discussion at Revolution Books
Tuesday, November 26 7:00 PM

Read the special new issue of Revolution newspaper on the experience of previous socialist revolutions, and bring your thoughts and questions to this discussion.

The first wave of socialist societies -- beginning with the short-lived Paris Commune in 1871, and then in the Soviet Union from 1917 to the mid-1950s, and in China from 1949 to 1976 -- accomplished great things. They were the rising of the wretched of the earth, involving hundreds of millions in determined struggle to overthrow the old order an build a new world. It is the summing up of these great achievements, as well as their shortcomings, that forms a key part of Bob Avakian's new synthesis of communism, and the forging of a way forward to emancipate humanity.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Nov 23rd, 2013 7:56 AM